Babel HMAC Cryptographic Authentication

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (babel WG)
Author Denis Ovsienko 
Last updated 2018-09-06 (latest revision 2018-03-05)
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This document describes a cryptographic authentication mechanism for the Babel routing protocol. The mechanism uses two TLV types and one sub-STV type for the authentication data, uses HMAC and is both optional and backward compatible. This document obsoletes RFC 7298.


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